An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing.
a performance by dancers accompanied by music. Famous ballet music composers include Lully, Rameau, Tchaikovsky.
Musical theater which uses dance to tell a story. Besides dance, ballet uses music, scenery and costumes (but no singing).
A dance that tells a story, or a dance within an opera that is part of the fabric of the story. The earliest French operas (17th century) featured dance as an integral component of the performance; Italian composers often included dance in their operas as late as the 19th century.
A collaborative art form combining extended works of music with dance and drama. Although ballets have, in one form or another, existed for many hundreds of years, they became extremely popular in the Romantic and Twentieth Century periods. Important composers include Tchaikovsky, Copland, and Stravinsky. (Lesson 34)
a theatrical art form using dancing, music and scenery to convey a story, theme or atmosphere
(French) — A form of dance that tells a story.
The theatrical presentation of group or solo dancing of great precision to a musical accompaniment, usually with costumes and scenery and conveying a story or theme.
Theatrical performance featuring dance movements to an instrumental musical score, or term describing the music itself; 16th century to present.
a theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers
music written for a ballet
a wonderful event of exciting music, beautiful costumes and scenery, rich drama and breathtaking dance
A story told through dance and music together.
form of theatrical dance; combination of music and dancing
from the Italian balletto, diminutive of ballo, "dance." Classical theatrical dancing based on the danse d'ecole, the rules and vocabulary that were codified around 1700 in France.
A dance form featuring a staged presentation of group or solo dancing with music, costumes and scenery.
dance that tells a story, or dance within an opera which is part of the fabric of the story. The earliest French operas (17th century) included dance as an integral part of the theatrical experience, although Italian composers often included dance in their operas as well, as late as the 19th century.
a routine which is choreographed to music, used in competition by teams, pairs or individuals.
A classical Western dance form that originated in the Renaissance courts of Europe. By the time of Louis XIV (mid-1600s), steps and body positions underwent codification.
A theatrical dance form with a story, sets, and music.
Ballet is a specific academic dance form and technique which is taught in ballet schools according to specific methods. Works of dance choreographed using this technique are called ballets, and usually include dance, mime, acting, and music (usually orchestral and occasionally sung). Ballet is best known for its unique features and techniques, such as pointe work, turn-out of the legs, and high extensions; its graceful, precise movements; and its ethereal qualities.
Ballet as a musical form is a musical composition intended for ballet performance. The same music can be used for several different ballet choreographies. Until about the second half of the 19th century the role of music in ballet was secondary, with main emphasis being on dance, with music being a compilation of danceable tunes.